It’s over. The great Microsoft PAC of fall 2014 has ended. Let’s all observe a moment of silence.
I took the notes, I edited the notes, I emailed the notes to my boss. All 107 pages of partner goodness. Yessir.
I feel like this.
Minus the eating garbage and bleating, of course.
I could have more editing to do. The notes might get returned in the event I missed some particular formatting. It’s possible. But for now, I’m basking in knowing I did the best I could do. I made a concerted effort to type cleanly the first time in order to save on editing later.
I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time doing this. The “take a moment and reflect on your achievement/milestone” part of life often eludes me. I tend to gloss over things as if completing a big task didn’t really matter. I never want to toot my own horn. Because I’ve gathered over the years that this is what we think of as pride. But I don’t think it is. Attaining a worthwhile goal boosts your belief in yourself. It’s a confidence-builder. And boy howdy, have I needed one. I’ve been itching for a new challenge for a while now.
I went into this conference with a certain amount of trepidation, fully aware of how grueling it would be and wondering if I still had “the right stuff” to pull it off. I prayed before and during the sessions. And something strange and wonderful happened: I relaxed. I felt that peace that passes understanding soothe my spirit. No matter what, it was gonna be okay.
I don’t think I’m better than anyone else. I’m sure I could – and will – continue to improve at dynamic transcription. My abilities do have limits. For example, my shoulder still throbs despite the massage I got earlier today. However, I’m happy with what I was able to do and that I got to contribute, in a small way, to the success of the meetings. It’s enough.
Praise the Lord; praise God our savior! For each day he carries us in his arms. – Psalm 68:19